Found Vanillabikes to be the best value and offer a wider range of components.The items came well packed and in good condition.Slight delay with order but good communication from seller.First time I have used them but it won't be the last.
I installed the Tiagra 4700 on my "bad weather" Alu commuter bike which originally came with a Sora 3400 groupset with thumb shifters and the so called washing lines (which I personally really hate ;-). The shifting of gears has now improved significantly, I can hardly notice any difference to my good weather carbon bike equipped with Ultegra 6800. Very crisp! Only the brakes may be slightly less responsive compared to the Ultegra, but after installing spare brake pads from my ultegra group, this also improved. So far, I am pleased with the Tiagra 4700. And great service from Vanillabikes on delivery timing (was not in stock when ordering).
Good choice of components for group-set, prompt delivery. All you want.
Vanilla Bikes give you the best options when selecting the components for the group set. You don't have as much choice on even the largest of competitors. Fits great, runs great and I am very impressed thank you!
I bought the 4700 groupset to go on my steel gravel bike primarily so I could run a compact crankset with an 11-34 cassette. And run the levers with juintech cable operated hydrolic disc brakes. So i cant coment on the 4700 brake calipers. However the rest of the groupset is amazing. The quality of the finish is almost on par with the 6800 I have on another bike and at first glance when fitted to my gravel bike the 4700 looks identical to the ultegra 6800. In general the tiagra 4700 has a really nice quality feel to it.
The crank arms are forged not hollow like ultegra but are plenty stif enough and look fantastic too. The medium cage rear mech shifts super slick up and down the 11-34 cassette and I can't tell the diffrence at all between the ultegra 6800 front shifting and the tiagra. It's very quick and precise. And the levers work superbly with my juintech calipers.
All in all for the money the tiagra 4700 is a superb groupset it exudes quality and works flawlessly and looks great on the bike. And like everything else shimano , it will give years of trouble free service no doubt.
Great groupset, always used Campag, but having used this in Majorca it worked flawlessly, was looking for a change and needed a new group for my winter bike. Vanilla offer you more options, whilst other shops offer you one size of crank length or not as many cassette options. I needed a 175mm chainset - no problem Guys at Vanilla said they'd get it the next day and they gave me a 5% discount voucher...cheers. Their advice is only a phone call away. Will use again.
I've just built up a new winter bike with Tiagra 4700 and equally love it compared with 105 5800. It's as crisp if not crisper and is just as easy if not easier to shift. Though in reality it's probably just the same, no performance lag anyway. I ride a 52/36 paired with a 11-25. Before ordering from Vanilla I called to check they could deliver within my time frame and end to end provide faultless customer service and said they would call if the delivery was going to be delayed, but as they assured me it'd arrive on time and it did! Kudos to you Vanilla Bikes!
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